A non-BWOF project! Sure, it's a Burda envelope pattern, but it's not BWOF! Never let it be said all I ever sew are BWOFs. As a matter of fact, when I went to Jo-Ann to buy the notions for this outfit, I must have been in a non-BWOF state of mind. Butterick patterns were on sale - 2 for $3.00. I had two patterns picked out, but put them back at the last minute. When I got home, I actually regretted not buying them. At least I considered something other than BWOF and actually had the patterns in my hands! Maybe, next time they go on sale, I'll actually buy one!!!!
But I digress …… The inspiration for this outfit came from the fabric. I saw the two-toned stretch denim in my favorite Fabric Row store, Kincus Fabrics … and it was red. I like the way the red is a subtle undertone in the denim. There were other colors, but I went for the red. (Deep down inside, I'm a red kinda woman! A man told me once I looked good in red and I've held on to that!) I bought the fabric, not only because it was red, but with the right blouse, I saw it as an acceptable way to wear jeans to work. At home, I live in jeans, but something in my "old school" upbringing says, "You don't wear jeans to work". I'm always trying to find ways to get around that little detail. I was determined to have red fabric for the blouse, even if I had to weave it myself. Luckily, I found a red microfiber. I'm not a big fan of microfiber but it was red! Microfiber drapes beautifully but it's very dense and doesn't breathe. I bought a microtex needle to handle the density. I'm planning to make a muslin for the jeans. The denim has lycra so I don't want too much of the extra room I'd get by cutting a larger size. I'm excited about this outfit and I really want the pants to fit.
I'm seriously considering non-Burda patterns. I'm making a muslin without a gun to my head. I'd better check Hell and see if it's frozen over.